kirsten gillibrand http://wamc.org en On Equal Pay Day New York’s Junior Senator Outlines Women’s Pay Equity Initiatives http://wamc.org/post/equal-pay-day-new-york-s-junior-senator-outlines-women-s-pay-equity-initiatives <p></p><p></p><p>Today is Equal Pay Day, the date in 2014 on which women catch up to men’s average 2013 wages. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand outlined her efforts to close the wage gap. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87741 at http://wamc.org On Equal Pay Day New York’s Junior Senator Outlines Women’s Pay Equity Initiatives Senate Showdown Over Military Sexual Assault Bill http://wamc.org/post/senate-showdown-over-military-sexual-assault-bill <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Sen. <font color="red">Kirsten</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Gillibrand</font> has secured public support from nearly half the Senate for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the chain of command for prosecutions.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">But the New York Democrat is short of the necessary votes.</span></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:59:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78007 at http://wamc.org Senate Showdown Over Military Sexual Assault Bill NY Farm Products To Be Highlighted In DC Event http://wamc.org/post/ny-farm-products-be-highlighted-dc-event <p>New York's wines, beers, spirits, seafood and farm-fresh foods will be featured in a promotional event on Capitol Hill this week to remind national leaders that New York is a big-time agricultural state.</p><p>Since its inaugural launch in 2002, New York Farm Day has become one of the most popular events on Capitol Hill, with attendance normally exceeding 700 guests.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:05:01 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73665 at http://wamc.org NY Farm Products To Be Highlighted In DC Event Schumer: $5M For Mohawk Valley Flood Counties http://wamc.org/post/schumer-5m-mohawk-valley-flood-counties <p>New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say $5 million in federal aid for road and infrastructure repair will be provided to a dozen upstate counties slammed by recent flooding in the Mohawk Valley.</p><p>Schumer says the aid can help counties repair roads washed out and damaged by the flooding that hit June 28 to July 4.</p><p>The disaster area covered Allegany, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Otsego and Warren counties.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:24:09 +0000 Jaired Crofut 69972 at http://wamc.org Schumer: $5M For Mohawk Valley Flood Counties Food Stamps A Concern As Farm Bill Nears Senate http://wamc.org/post/food-stamps-concern-farm-bill-nears-senate <p>As the Farm Bill moves through the Senate Agriculture Committee and eventually on to the full Senate, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand leads one-third of the Senate in calling for the protection of critical food assistance, urging her colleagues not to balance the budget deficit by cutting food stamps.&nbsp;</p><p>The Farm Bill under consideration would slash $4.1 billion in food stamps funding over the next decade. Government statistics show that half of food stamp beneficiaries are children.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 13:49:59 +0000 Dave Lucas 64043 at http://wamc.org Food Stamps A Concern As Farm Bill Nears Senate NY Sen. Gillibrand touts manufacturing legislation http://wamc.org/post/ny-sen-gillibrand-touts-manufacturing-legislation <p>EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is making a couple of stops in upstate New York to talk about new federal legislation to boost high-tech manufacturing across the state.</p><p>Gillibrand says her first bill in the new Congress would create a federal funding competition encouraging regional public-private partnerships to spur growth of local manufacturing industries, especially in clean-tech and high-tech manufacturing.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Jaired Crofut 58037 at http://wamc.org NY Sen. Gillibrand touts manufacturing legislation U.S. Senator Gillibrand Aims to Boost Manufacturing http://wamc.org/post/us-senator-gillibrand-aims-boost-manufacturing <p>U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced her first piece of legislation in the 113th Congress, and she made a few stops in the Hudson Valley Friday to tout the measure she says will help revitalize manufacturing.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 16:46:03 +0000 Allison Dunne 57117 at http://wamc.org U.S. Senator Gillibrand Aims to Boost Manufacturing Voters to Choose Congressional Picks, Gillibrand's Opponent in NYS Primary http://wamc.org/post/voters-choose-congressional-picks-gillibrands-opponent-nys-primary <p>After months of campaigning, it&rsquo;s finally primary day across New York.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Turnout in the Congressional primaries is expected to be low. It&#39;s been years since New York has had a June primary. Voting is normally held in September.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:13:03 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41824 at http://wamc.org Voters to Choose Congressional Picks, Gillibrand's Opponent in NYS Primary Congress & Public Safety Communications http://wamc.org/post/congress-public-safety-communications <p>Federal and State officials have been working since 9-eleven to upgrade the technology supporting public safety communications - their efforts are on the verge of paying off, as we hear in this report from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:17:20 +0000 Dave Lucas 40984 at http://wamc.org Three Compete in GOP Senate Primary; Gillibrand Awaits http://wamc.org/post/three-compete-gop-senate-primary-gillibrand-awaits <p>The three Republicans running in a primary to take on Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are meeting voters around New York, rounding up endorsements and lobbing critiques at the incumbent.</p><p>But with primary day looming June 26, are people paying attention?</p><p>Polls show most voters still don&#39;t know much about lawyer Wendy Long, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos or U.S. Representative Bob Turner. Low turnout is expected on primary day for an election among candidates still trying to build name recognition.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:12:56 +0000 40357 at http://wamc.org Three Compete in GOP Senate Primary; Gillibrand Awaits